Group campaigning for UK schools to reopen wins backing of 17 Tory MPs

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UsForThem, advised by a Tory lobbyist, twice met with the DfE before key decisions on schools policy were made

It was set up eight months ago by three mothers in Cambridgeshire and has since established itself as an increasingly prominent voice campaigning for schools to fully reopen. Now UsForThem, which has also opposed some Covid safety measures in schools, has won the backing of 17 Tory MPs, and is growing.

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As well as being advised by an influential Tory lobbyist, the group met twice with civil servants from the Department for Education (DfE) before key government decisions on coronavirus schools policy were made last year, the Guardian has learned.

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